When I came across the Deadspin Rex Ryan news story via Kissing Suzy Kolber a couple days ago, I pretty much ignored it. I should have known better. Given the way people react to such things I guess its no surprise in retrospect that Ryan is being dogged with questions about it. Ryan has been accused of making foot fetish films with his wife, Michelle, for a web site (I’ll leave you guys to follow the link to Deadspin). He hasn’t denied it.
Other than thinking the whole thing is pretty funny, I really didn’t give this much of a second thought. Like everything else about Ryan, I find it to be very entertaining. But not offensive. By modern standards, this barely rates as a sex scandal in my book. Heck, it barely rates as a scandal at all.
One thing is certain in my mind and its in complete agreement with what former Bear defensive tackle Dan Hampton told Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times regrading Rex and his brother Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns:
“(Hampton) thinks the Ryan twins are good for the league.
‘‘’They coach the right way,’ Hampton said. ‘The NFL is the No Fun League. But not these guys. They still like to have fun.’’’